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Hey guys, I’m Emily! I wanted to start off my very FRIST! blog post by talking about products I love and include during my daily morning routine.
I currently work an 8-5 job with about an hour commute both ways. I have to get up fairly early in the mornings, and if you’re like me then you love to sleep in as late as possible! I personally enjoy reading different morning routines to get ideas for myself, so I though I would share mine!
The fist step in my process is to shower the night before. I know this isn’t always feasible for everyone, but if you can it’s a great time saver in the morning. When I get up I ALWAYS wash my face and brush my teeth before anything else.
I sit down at my vanity, moisturize and then start my hair. I like to let the moisturizer sink in before I put on my actual makeup…just personal preference! While getting ready, I listen to iHeart Radio..typically Elvis Duran and the morning show. If you’ve never listened to them..you need to. It is such a funny show. Anyway, after my hair I then start on my makeup. During the work week I do as little as possible…or my version of little..
Just to let you know a little about me, I, like many other women, am a makeup fanatic. This all started with a few YouTube channels and I was hooked. (Casey Holmes, Jaclyn Hill, Kathleen Lights..the list goes on and on.) Over the last several years, my makeup collection went from the basics…mascara, foundation, blush, to many pallets, highlighters, eyebrow pencils, lipsticks..you name it, I most likely have it!
Back to my routine. I typically use the products below, which are a mix of drugstore and high-end. I am all for a good makeup bargain if the product works! I do switch it up sometimes because I have an embarrassing amount of makeup, and I like to use everything I have. But on work days I like to keep it pretty minimal and basic so that it will only take me around 5-10 minutes to complete.
LA Girl Pro Face Matte Pressed Powder
L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
L’Oréal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara
Nyx Precision Brow Pencil
Essence Make Me Eyebrow Gel Mascara
L’Oréal Blend Artist Foundation Blender
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush
Ulta Matte Bronzer
Skindinavia Primer Spray-Oil Control
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray-Oil Control
RCMA No Color Powder
I know looking at this pile of makeup you may be thinking…this is minimal?! But trust me when I say it takes me no longer than 10 minutes to do my makeup for the day. After this I get dressed and I’m ready to get my lunch and go out the door!